The Waterbury Public Library seeks an innovative and enthusiastic Library Director to lead our library into the future. Waterbury’s beautiful new library was opened in 2016 and the incoming Library Director will find wonderful opportunities to develop library space, collections, and programming. The Director will develop a vision for further integrating the library as a part of our vibrant and growing community. The successful candidate will be creative and organized, demonstrate a history of community outreach, and have a background as a good planner and manager.
The Director oversees and develops a staff of five employees as well as numerous volunteers. The director also coordinates community outreach efforts, ensures quality patron services, develops the library’s print and electronic collections, and works with the Library Commissioners to plan and develop policy, and the Commissioners and Town Manager to develop the budget. A full position description can be found here.
Masters of Library Science plus two years of experience working in libraries OR a Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of five years of experience working in libraries, preferably as a librarian or library director in a public or community library.
Vermont Certificate of Librarianship preferred.
Experience working with the public.
Knowledge of integrated library systems.
Strong communication skills and computer skills.
Enthusiasm for the role of public libraries as community hubs, centers of learning, and transformative institutions.
The position includes a competitive compensation and benefits package.
Waterbury, Vermont is town of ~5000 situated between Burlington, Montpelier, and the Mad River Valley. The Library enjoys broad community support and collaborates with other town entities. An overview of all that Waterbury has to offer can be found here.
If interested in applying, please send a resume, cover letter, and the contact information for three references to:
Library Commissioners Chair:
or mail paper copies to:
Dan DeSanto c/o
Waterbury Public Library
28 North Main St., Suite 2
Waterbury, VT 05676